Pissarro experimented with different materials and techniques in his prints. Vincent van Gogh was a great admirer of his work. A selection of Pissarro’s best prints were on display at the Van Gogh Museum from 1 March to 26 May.
1 March to 26 May 2019
Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) was one of the leading representatives of Impressionist printing. He put research and experimentation first and foremost, believing that the process of creating the prints was more important than the ultimate result.
The subject matter of Pissarro’s prints may be straightforward, but the works truly show just how inventive he was. He experimented with materials and techniques to create various – clearly different – versions of each composition. Pissarro used materials such as wire brushes, sandpaper and copper daguerreotype plates.
The Van Gogh Museum has acuired an impressive 91 prints by Camille Pissarro thanks to the support of the Vincent Van Gogh Foundation, the BankGiro Loterij and members of The Yellow House. From 1 March 2019 a selection of Pissarro's unique, experimental prints will be on display on the upper floor of the Exhibition Wing.